2022 Martin - Custom Shop Super D - Guatemalan Rosewood
No. 8224. Includes deluxe Martin Badged black Tolex hardshell case with key, owner's booklet, end pin (never inserted) and hang tags- just as it was when purchased new. Comes from a HUGE unplayed collection, smoke free climate controlled home.
This gorgeous Custom Shop Martin is the best, warmest-loudest-sweetest sounding modern Martin Dreadnaught we've ever heard!!! It's really remarkable, and wonderful. This "is" the one!
While Martin has previously produced a slightly oversized instrument in the form of the D-45S Authentic 1936 inspired by an instrument from the C.F. Martin Museum Collection, this Super Dreadnought (The Super D) is now the largest body size in Martin’s product line. It has an internal air volume approximately twenty percent greater than the standard Dreadnought, which effectively boosts the bass output while maintaining accurate mid and treble frequencies. It also includes a new proprietary bracing pattern to maximize tone and volume. The Super D consistently tests near 12dB above the standard Dreadnought, making the volume gain all the more impactful. The Super D can achieve an extended dynamic range with more volume and with less effort than any other instrument bearing the C.F. Martin logo. The outward appearance is proportional and remains true to the legendary Dreadnought shape. Standard scale length and standard depth allow this special new design to be easily played by artists of all skill levels and across a multitude of music genres.
When you dig in to playing the Super D with a heavy hand, you get that top moving and air coming out of this acoustic like you wouldn't believe. Don't be hung up on the slightly larger body, the guitar features a very comfortable modified low oval profile on the mahogany neck with a high performance taper that makes it a slim "C" - very easy to play for extended periods! If you need a Martin that will pump you through the mix like a cannon - the Super D is it! (seem to recall my girlfriend my Freshman year was called "Super D........or maybe "Double D".......long time ago & memory fades. Wonder where she is??)
BODY SIZE: SD-14 Fret
FINISH TOP: Gloss
CONSTRUCTION: Dovetail Neck Joint
BACK AND SIDE FINISH: Gloss
BRACING PATTERN: X Brace
SCALE LENGTH: 25.4"
BRACE SHAPE: Scalloped
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT NUT: 1 3/4''
TOP MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce with VTS
NECK SHAPE: Modified Low Oval
BACK MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
NECK TAPER: High-Performance Taper
SIDE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
STRINGS: Authentic Acoustic Lifespan® 2.0 Medium MA550T
BRIDGE STYLE: Modern Belly - Drop in Saddle
BINDING: Antique White
BRIDGE STRING SPACING: 2 5/32"
TOP INLAY MATERIAL: Tri-Color Herringbone
BRIDGE MATERIAL: Ebony
BRIDGE PIN MATERIAL: Bone
PICKGUARD: Tortoise Pattern
BRIDGE PIN DOTS: Tortoise Pattern
PICKGUARD INLAY: None
SADDLE: Compensated Bone
SADDLE RADIUS: 16"
BRACE MATERIAL: Sitka Spruce
BRACE SIZE: 5/16"
BACK DETAIL: 3 Piece
BACK PURFLING/STRIP: Zig-Zag
BACK INLAY MATERIAL: Multi-Stripe
HEELCAP: Antique White
ENDPIECE: Antique White
ENDPIECE INLAY: Multi-Stripe
NECK MATERIAL: Genuine Mahogany
FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: African Ebony
FINISH NECK: Satin
FINGERBOARD WIDTH AT 12TH FRET: 2 1/8''
NECK COLOR: Dark Mahogany
FINGERBOARD INLAY STYLE: Diamond and Square Long Pattern
NUMBER OF FRETS TOTAL: 20
FINGERBOARD INLAY MATERIAL: Abalone
NECK JOINS BODY AT: 14th Fret
SIDE DOTS: White
HEADSTOCK SHAPE: Solid with Square Taper and Diamond. Inlaid logo- NOT decal.
TUNING MACHINES: Nickel Open Gear
HEADPLATE MATERIAL: Guatemalan Rosewood
HEADPLATE LOGO STYLE: CFM Script Inlay
NUT MATERIAL: Bone
HEADPLATE BINDING MATERIAL: None